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Suspect in West Bank shooting attack said to have US citzenship

Muntasir Shalabi, who Palestinian reports have named as the main suspect in Sunday’s drive-by shooting attack in which three Israelis were wounded, has American citizenship, residents of the West Bank town where he is from tell the Haaretz daily.

The Turmusayya residents say several of Shalabi’s relatives were arrested, as were a number of his wife’s family members in the town and in the nearby village of Aqraba, where the car used in the terror attack was found.

The newspaper says that according to some residents, Shalabi recently returned from the US and was in financial straits after losing money gambling.

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